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  • v. Present participle of brisk.


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  • For he counteracts the Devil, who is death, by brisking about the life.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • In the direction of the kitchens, men were brisking up burning coals with fans amid tattered garments and scattered hair, and a smell of burning flesh was perceptible.


  • For he counteracts the devil, who is death, by brisking about the life.

    The Power Of Cat

  • The dogs arrived first, bounding up to the two mages, brisking and fawning, pink tongues lolling, but came away quickly as their owners whistled for them.

    The Warslayer

  • I had Gregory go there to help Warin, while I had to be absent, but trade was brisking up nicely, they'll be hard pushed by now.

    St. Peter's Fair

  • "Such a charming musical evening -- such a treat!" said she, brisking up, and quite unaware of what had been passing round her the last two hours.

    Bluebell A Novel

  • "There isn't a girl in the class who doesn't need brisking up in the gym. this weather – unless it's Eve Sitz," confided Bobby to Laura and Jess as they left the gymnasium building together one afternoon.

    The Girls of Central High on the Stage: or, The Play That Took the Prize

  • She was relieved to see that the oddly assorted men and women about her were brisking up, and beginning to talk, even to laugh, with one another.

    From out the Vasty Deep

  • The two friends entered The Hague, brisking up their pace and stepping gallantly abreast.

    The Blue Pavilions

  • The crowd had wearied of the long driving contests, but as the Dutch soldiers ran out across the grass to take their places beside the hedges, hurdles, water-jumps, and obstacles, there was a general brisking up.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon


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